The area encompassed by the Chamber is fortunate to have several exceptional senior care and retirement living communities, some of which are Chamber members. As the senior population in the area grows, services unique to this population are essential. Retirement Living Communities in the South County Area provide various levels of senior living and senior care. For those whose home has outgrown them there are independent living units. This frees them from yard work and household chores, as well as the worry and expense of home repairs and maintenance. Those who need short-term rehabilitation and therapy due to injury, illness or joint repair will find several retirement living communities in the South County Area for such rehabilitation service. Respite care for caregivers who need temporary relief from the care of a loved one also is available in the Chamber area.
As the needs of the senior population change, retirement living communities provide the level of care that is needed. Several facilities provide assisted living and 24/7 skilled nursing care.
Individuals with age-related health issues, such as Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, are cared for in innovative memory care environments at many of the facilities in South County. Several facilities provide a continuum of care. They have independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory care units through which individuals may progress as their health needs change. South County does reach out with a helping hand to those in their senior years.